UserFriendly - 3:27 pm on Mar 26, 2010 (gmt 0)
This is why I run NoScript and RequestPolicy (in Firefox), even though it clearly upsets webmasters who rely on advertising, as discussed in this WW thread:
The fact is, browsers are overloaded with hooks and functionality that is of no use most of the time, but which is begging to be abused by crackers.
I don't run the anti-functionality software to banish ads. (I don't even see the ads anymore.) I run it to make it that little bit harder for black hats to crack my system.